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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 12:13 AM UTC
Mal Mayfield (Holdfast) has written a superb article on how he built Hasegawa''s 1/48 scale Hawker Typhoon. Mal has added really useful links to his other articles which describe some of the techniques he''s used in building this magnificent model.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 12:22 AM UTC
That looks great Mal....
Fantastic job.
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 06:50 AM UTC
Fabulous article Mal !
i really enjoyed it ,twice!!!
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 07:20 AM UTC
Great jod Mal. The invasion stripes look excellent. Isn't Tamiya tape a wonderful thing? I used Tamiya tape for the stripes on my T-Bolts. I know what you mean by checking and rechecking to make sure they are nice and straight. It takes some time but it is worth all the effort. Good article and great pics to go with it, well done, Wingman out.
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 11:29 AM UTC
Excellent! Great job on the model and article Mal.

And Rowan who did that main feature image? Really nice job.

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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 11:58 AM UTC

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And Rowan who did that main feature image? Really nice job.



Thanks Jim

I plead guilty to that one!... but with great pics like the ones Mal supplies, it's bound to look striking!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 12:02 PM UTC
You did it again Mal!
What an awesome Typhoon you have built. And a superb article to go with it! Very informative indeed.

Great job!

Garry
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:34 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I enjoyed doing it. Watch out for "Storm Bringers" as this article isn't complete without it. You will be amazed at how much I can write about 8 little plastic rockets :-)
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:14 AM UTC
Nice job buddy!

Almost as nice as my Typhoon!



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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 08:24 AM UTC
Yep you're right almost as nice, er what no invasion stripes?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:36 PM UTC
Nope, mine has the ID stripes under the wings, before D-Day. I'd say 1943ish...

I've got my bombs to paint (because everyone should know RCAF Typhies never carrier rockets) and some touch ups to make, but for that I need a new paintbrush, the one I normally use is KIA...



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Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 10:30 AM UTC
That Typhoon is well cool! You should do a dio for it! the article also very good!

cheers

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Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 10:49 AM UTC
Great article mal, realy good job, clear and that plane's a nice one!

Ollie, must agree, thats a nice typhoon!

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Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 01:10 PM UTC
You know what's the best part of that Typhoon Frank?

It's going to be RCAF!

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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 08:03 AM UTC

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That Typhoon is well cool! You should do a dio for it! the article also very good!


Thanks Philip, I gave up on dioramas, they take far to much time I would never get any models built :-) I have been thinking of doing a few bases, for photographic purposes. I will actually be doing a small dio when I complete my N1K1 Kyofu float plane. I think that float planes should be shown on water, as land planes are shown on the ground. This will be fun because it will be the first time I have tried depicting water. I'm thinking a ground crewman or maybe a "sloppo" sitting on the wing and fishing :-)
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 12:17 AM UTC
Mal, Great article of one of my favorite aircraft. It is especially apt as I am currently researching RAF tactical air power of the period. A wonderful subjects. Great work

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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 08:26 AM UTC
Thanks Ross.
Mal